There’s a school of thought that says, “No multitasking! Concentrate on one thing at a time!”
Seems logical. But what if there was a particular type of multitasking that worked, and worked really well?
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I watched a documentary years ago that scanned women’s and men’s brains and the blood vessels in the brains in men, needed to multi task, are just physiologically smaller and narrower than in women.
So it’s not your fault guys.. Now you have a good excuse. Lol
This is an interesting subject. It encompasses both psychological and physiological areas of human behavior.
Before going further I have to reveal my bias towards the majority of studies that have proven human multitasking is illusory. There is plenty of empirical evidence to show that, even those who are seemingly performing two tasks at once, one or both of the tasks suffer in quality and the total time taken to complete the two together is greater than completing the two sequentially.
There are interesting new experiments that seem to indicate that the mind can be trained to multitask, but only at a very young age.
I do think you have the best advice here, though. I call it serial multitasking. It involves much more attention and focus than attacking each task until complete. Scheduling, or perhaps micro-scheduling would be very important.
Again I insist that this process would take longer than it would to do each task individually, but the psychological boost it might give one in allowing the “feeling” of being more productive might be a bonus that keeps one engaged and productive instead of wallowing in inaction.
While listening to this I was also noticing that with a darkly light room, a black shirt makes your head look like it’s floating on the screen.
Is that multitasking or am I only being distracted?
There is a book, several years old, called “Multitasking is a Myth”. I don’t remember the author.
You mentioned a TED Talk, which I’m assuming it Tim Harfords. If not, have a listen; he talks about slow-motion or slow-burning multi-tasking. It’s one of my favorite TED Talks!